May 12, 2014, - 12:54 pm
The National Football League has an interesting set of double standards. If you support HAMAS and Hezbollah terrorists and their mass murders or if you attack Orthodox Jews, it’s just fine. But if you are upset about a public display of affection by gay men on the televised draft, You. Must. Be. Condemned. What’s next? Will NFL players who are pro-life or against Islamic terrorism be fired? Don’t bet against it. That’s the direction in which things are headed.
Ask Miami Dolphins player Don Jones. He’s now in gridiron purgatory for tweeting “OMG [Oh My G-d] . . . Horrible” about overrated athlete Michael Sam’s make out session on live national TV (with boyfriend Vito Cammisano) when he was finally drafted in the NFL Draft’s seventh round. (I guarantee you, by the way, that if Sam weren’t the “gay pro football martyr,” he wouldn’t have been drafted, but the NFL felt pressured to show how gay-friendly it is. I noted on this site, months ago, that Sam performed horribly at the NFL Combine and team scouts weren’t impressed at all.)
So, now, if you have certain religious and/or moral beliefs and express them, the NFL fines you and sends you to sensitivity training camp. What views will be next? Not support for HAMAS. The NFL has several Muslim players who won’t condemn the terrorist group. It has a devout Palestinian Muslim player, Oday Aboushi, who supports HAMAS (and probably Hezbollah, which murdered more Americans than any other terrorist group other than Al-Qaeda) and who attacked Orthodox Jews. But the NFL tolerates that. Because support for Islamic terrorism and hatred of Jews is hip and in vogue, but expressing your objection to vile public displays of affection is not. And if a Muslim NFL player tweeted what Jones did, I’m sure he’d be untouched, out of concern for “religious tolerance” toward Islam and Muslims. That’s Don Jones’ other crime: not being Muslim when he tweeted that–the NFL gives special privileges to Muslim players. And the NFL is a microcosm of the rest of corporate and pop culture America, sadly.
Saturday Night, I tweeted (follow me on Twitter) that it was sad that kids watching the NFL draft are subject–without any warning to parents–to men making out. See my tweets above. I was roundly attacked. We are supposed to subject kids this at an early age and indoctrinate them that this is okay. That’s the new, new America. Anyone who shares a differing, politically incorrect view is to be condemned. (For the record, I personally am libertarian when it comes to most gay issues. What you do with whom, as long as it isn’t with animals or kids, is your biz. I just don’t want it shoved in my face, and I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.) Soon, we will be condemned if we object to kids being subject to porn on the NFL draft. Nope, I’m not exaggerating. In our anything goes culture, anything goes . . . except for the opinions of those who object to anything goes.
The Benham Brothers learned this at the hands of HGTV. If you oppose gay marriage and Islamic terrorism, you’re the bad guys. If you support those things, you’re to be celebrated, exalted.
I hope Don Jones files a grievance against the NFL, but don’t hold your breath for the players’ union, the NFL Players Association to take his side on this one. When it comes to PC, the NFLPA is in lockstep with the NFL and Hollywood and all of the opinion shapers and influencers that look down on anyone who doesn’t side with the left on all social issues.
In any event, Jones can kiss good-bye any endorsement deals he might have hoped for during his NFL career. After all, only murderers (Ray Lewis) and HAMAS supporters (Oday Aboushi) get those. And get to become celebrated, untouched NFL players.
But if you tweet, “OMG . . . Horrible” at the sight of two sucking face live on national TV, fuhgedaboutit. And stick a fork in it. ‘Cuz you’re done.
This won’t stop until others rise up to stop it, like they did with the “Duck Dynasty” kerfuffle. If you continue to watch NFL games, buy NFL merchandise, and otherwise enrich the NFL, their political correctness gestapo will get worse. The NFL ain’t about morality (as we know) or even left-wing non-morality “morality.” It worships the almighty dollar, and that’s the only altar to which it’s devoted. The League won’t stop this PC orthodoxy, until and unless it sees that this is hurting its bottom line.
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